THE FUTURE OF SOCIABILITY AND THE SOCIAL ECONOMY: A VIRTUAL SUMMIT
The very future of how people socialize is at stake. The places where we dine, drink, listen and dance are struggling to survive. Creative solutions are urgently needed to save life at night—the soul of sociability.
Join us to share stories of recovery, creative pivots, unusual innovations, and future plans
Don't miss your opportunity to be part of a community that has a stake in the success of nightlife and the future of sociability. Every year, RHI showcases thought leaders, practitioners and technical experts on nighttime planning and management. The greatest minds will meet and reunite virtually 2021.
We may never go back to "normal." So let's re-imagine how people socialize in a post-COVID world. Nothing less than transformative change will achieve a new vision for sociability.
THE SOCIABLE CITY SHOWCASE will take you inside seven cities where nightlife has been profoundly impacted by the pandemic. You will get the inside scoop on how each city pivoted to support daylife and nightlife with unique lessons they learned for future planning.
Don't miss this special feature premiering at the 2021 Summit.
REFLECTIONS ON THE PRE- AND POST-COVID SOCIAL ECONOMY
Six thought leaders share their insights before and after the pandemic started about the top challenges and opportunities for nightlife and the social economy.
Listen to interviews filmed at the 2020 Sociable City Summit in Seattle. A follow-up interview in November 2020 will mark six months and set the focus for a live discussion panel with all six on how to prepare for an uncertain future.
Philip Kolvin, 2020 Summit closing keynote speaker, will moderate the discussion.
A RETURN TO THE PANDEMIC'S EPICENTER: WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS IN SEATTLE
There will always be a DIVIDING LINE Marking the Time "Before" and "AFTER" the pandemic.
On March 2, 2020, more than 200 attendees of the 2020 Sociable City Summit boarded planes to return home from Seattle—what would later be known as the epicenter of the North American pandemic. Within a week, nightlife came to a screeching halt. Bars, clubs and restaurants sat empty and silent as city after city locked down. Weeks dragged into months. Some venues still haven't reopened; others have closed permanently.
Dow Constantine, King County Executive was the closing 2020 Summit speaker. He gave a call to action to preserve small music venues that nurture stadium-level talent. Attendees will recall his prescient remarks on how nightlife—and life as we know it—would change because of the pandemic.
Constantine returns a year later to welcome 2021 Summit attendees, a bookend to his 2020 closing session. Find out how Seattle is working diligently to turn the lights back on for music and social spaces.
CHAT IN REAL-TIME WITH PEERS ABOUT HOT TOPICS
Real-time virtual discussions will be your opportunity to have a safe space to chat with peers. Face-to-face group chats will be organized with peer groups and on key topics to give you an opportunity to connect and share ideas.
Group size will be limited to first come, first served. Register early to reserve your spot!
SHARE YOUR STORIES AND STRATEGIES ON THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF A SOCIABLE CITY
Since 2015 the annual Sociable City Summit programs were framed with the Building Blocks and Core Measures of a Sociable City. Over the years, city teams shared their success stories and tactics implementing plans learned at the Summit and expert speakers brought new strategies and tactics.
The 2021 Virtual Summit sessions will create a forum for on-going sharing and strategy exchange.
FORM AN ALLIANCE FOR SAVINGS AND A FRAMEWORK FOR THE FUTURE
Lock in the lowest registration rate when you form an alliance with four or more members.
Collaborative partnerships across private, public and government sectors form the foundation of a flourishing social economy that prioritizes social vivacity without sacrificing public safety or quality of life.
Benefits of An Alliance
PLAN YOUR TRAVEL TO DC FOR THE 2022 SOCIABLE CITY SUMMIT
The closing session will feature an announcement about RHI's 2022 Sociable City Summit host city—Washington, DC!
City leaders will invite you to explore the nation's capital to enjoy historic sites and one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment options.